ArJay: I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico and raised in Humacao, Puerto Rico. I grabbed the mic at the age of five and was the master of ceremony for a graduation. I’ve been the spotlight and the center of attention ever since.
I started back in the day, just kidding with my friends in a class in junior high school. Everyone was doing it and so I gave it a shot noticed that I was able to rhyme without hesitation and had an ease with metaphors and similes, so I just began doing it and battling here and there and freestyling. I saw it as a means of letting go and as an art.
I cannot say I was inspired by anyone in particular, but rather a movement, which included artists like Tupac, Big Pun, Notorious Big, Tempo, Ruben Sam, Vico C, Point Breakers, Kriss Kross, among others including outside the genre like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Kid Rock, Eminem and others.